Highlights of Kyoto

Travel to Kyoto and discover temples, gardens and traditional Japanese culture. Visit geishas in Gion, eat delicious local food and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony.

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Soak up the traditions of Japanese culture in Kyoto.

Japan is a kaleidoscope of contrasts and few other cities fuse ancient and modern worlds in the way Kyoto does. Participate in a traditional tea ceremony, enjoy delicious cuisine, visit ancient temples steeped in history and keep your eyes peeled for elegantly attired Gion geisha. Experience the collision of ancient and modern culture and tradition, and discover hidden treasures around every turn in charming Kyoto.

  • Experience old world traditions in Kyoto
  • Walk along the peaceful Path of Philosophy
  • Soak up the serenity in ancient Kyoto temples
  • Peruse the ingredients on offer at Nishiki-koji Market
  • Take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony
  • See mysterious geisha in Gion

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Kyoto, Japan
  • Finish:

    Kyoto, Japan
  • Group size:

    Min 1
  • Ages:

    Min 5
  • Meals:

    3 breakfasts, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Ryokan (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Ferry, Metro
  • Included activities:

    Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto - Gion district walk, Kyoto - Nishiki-Koji Market, Kyoto - Ryoanji Zen Garden, Philosopher’s path, Ryoan-ji Temple

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    200kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    This is a private itinerary.

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Day 1 Arrive Kyoto

Welcome to Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital. Get acquainted with this beautiful city and discover a place where the modern world coexists with timeless traditions. Why not grab a bento box to enjoy in one of Kyoto's manicured parks before starting this enchanting adventure.

Days 2-3 Kyoto

With a guide, explore the impressive gardens, castles and temples of Kyoto. Walk along peaceful Tetsugaku-no-Michi (the Path of Philosophy), admire the fresh produce at Nishiki-koji Market and participate in a traditional tea ceremony. In the evening, travel to Gion to learn about the mysterious geisha. Kyoto's ancient buildings and tranquil gardens are sure to inspire awe in visitors. The city's fusion of old and new is truly magical.

Day 4 Depart Kyoto

Be sure to fill up on traditional cuisine before bidding farewell to this charming city.
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